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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: Feature request: allow for relative working copy paths in svn:externals definition
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:45:57 GMT
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 07:58, Humm, Markus <> wrote:
> Hello,
>> > While it is nice that you have concerns about my security in case I should have
to deal with malicious servers,
>> > I would prefer to have a choice. Maybe some setting wich allows me, based on
the server URL (or if that's too
>> > complicated for a start), to allow ../ in local externals paths or disallow
this. With such a setting, SVN would
>> > seamlessly allow us to use our current directory layout while maintaining the
benefits of atimic checkins.
>> Excuse me, but given the layout requirements you seek, can you get away with symlinks?
> I'm not sure symlinks under XP are powerfull enough and the use of them is not easy enough
for my colloeagues.
> I'd really prefer a externals based solution.

True symlinks don't even exist on XP.

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